Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution / Edition 1

Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution / Edition 1

by Sara E. Melzer
     
 

This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time that women were banned from the political sphere,

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time that women were banned from the political sphere, "woman" was transformed into an allegorical figure which became the very symbol of (masculine) Liberty and Equality. This volume analyzes how the revolutionary process constructed a new gender system at the foundation of modern liberal culture.

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ISBN-13:
9780195070163
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1992
Series:
University of California Humanities Research Institute Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.89(d)

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